Thanh Nguyen

I am Lewis B. Cullman Rising Star Associate Professor at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.

My research interests include Market Design, Network Economics and Computational Game Theory. My research has been supported by:

DARPA (2018-2019): Pseudo Markets with Constraints & Uncertainty.
NSF (2018-2022): Sociotechnical systems to enable smart and connected energy-aware residential communities.
NSF (2017-2020): Understanding strategic behavior in systems engineering: A theoretical framework based on dynamic network games of incomplete information.
NSF (2014-2018): Creating an Ecosystem for Enhanced Spectrum Utilization Through Dynamic Market Mechanisms.

I am on the Editorial Board of Naval Research Logistics.


  • 4021 RAWL, 403 W. State Street,
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
  • (765) 49-48658

Courses at Purdue

  • Optimization for Data Science (MS BAIM), 2021
  • Algorithmic Decisions (Ph.D), 2020
  • Business Analytics (MBA), 2015-2019
  • Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (Undergrad), 2017-2021
  • Economic and Social Networks (Ph.D), 2014

Journal Papers

(Google scholar)

  1. Youn-san Lin, Hai Nguyen, T. Nguyen and Kemal Altinkemer
    Allocation with Weak Priorities and General Constraints
    (minor revision Operations Research, abstract accepted at EC 2021)
  2. Young-San Lin, Tao Jiang, T. Nguyen
    Quantity Competition in Multi-tier Supply Chain Networks
    Naval Research Logistics, (abstract accepted at WINE 2020) (pdf)
  3. Hai Nguyen, T. Nguyen and Alexander Teytelboym
    Stability in Matching Markets with Complex Constraints
    Management Science, to appear 2021 (pdf) (abstract accepted at EC 2019)
  4. Thanh Nguyen and Karthik Kannan,
    Welfare Implications in Intermediary Networks
    Information Systems Research, Vol 32, Issue 2, June 2021
  5. Berry, Honig, Nguyen, Subramanian, Vohra,
    The Value of Sharing Intermittent Spectrum
    Management Science, Vol. 66, No. 11, 2020 (pdf)
  6. Thanh Nguyen and Rakesh Vohra,
    Stable Matching with Proportionality Constraints
    Operations Research, Vol. 67, No. 6, 2019 (pdf) (abstract accepted at EC 2017)
  7. Thanh Nguyen and Rakesh Vohra,
    Near Feasible Stable Matchings with Couples.
    American Economic Review, Vol. 118, No. 11, 2018 (old version)
  8. Thanh Nguyen,
    Local Bargaining and Supply Chain Instability,
    Operations Research, Volume 65, Issue 6, 2017 (abstract accepted at EC 2014)
  9. T. Nguyen, H. Zhou, R. Berry, M. Honig and R. Vohra,
    The Cost of Free Spectrum
    Operations Research, Volume 64, Issue 6, 2016 (pdf)
  10. Thanh Nguyen, Ahmad Peivandi and Rakesh Vohra,
    Assignment Problems with Complementarities
    Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 165, 2016 (pdf)
  11. Thanh Nguyen, Randall Berry and Vijay Subramanian,
    Delay in Trade Networks
    Operations Research, Volume 64, Issue 3, 2016 (pdf)
  12. Thanh Nguyen,
    Coalitional Bargaining in Networks
    Operations Research, Volume 63, Issue 3, 2015 (pdf) (abstract accepted at EC 2013)
  13. Thanh Nguyen,
    A simple LP relaxation for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem
    Mathematical Programming, Volume 141, 2013
  14. R. Berry, M. Honig, V. Subramanian, T. Nguyen, H. Zhou, R. Vohra,
    News-vendor model of capacity sharing,
    Performance Evaluation Review Volume 40 (2), 2012
  15. Thanh Nguyen,
    On the disjoint paths problem,
    Operations Research Letters, Volume 35, 1, 2007

Working Papers

  1. Learning Choice Functions
    with Hai Nguyen and Haoyu Song
  2. Improvement Properties in Preferences and Equilibria with Indivisibilities
    with Rakesh Vohra (abstract accepted at EC 2021)
  3. Financing Innovative Activity and the Endogeneity of Patenting
    with Robert Marquez and Deniz Yavuz (Working Paper)
  4. The Impacts of Prediction Technologies on Relational Contracts
    with Parinaz Naghizadeh and Shai Vardi (Submitted)
  5. Stable Network Flow with Piece-wise Linear Constraints
    with Young-San Lin (Working paper, extended abstract accepted at WINE 2018)
  6. The Role of Managers Revisited
    with Parinaz Naghizadeh (Working Paper)

Refereed Conference Papers (selected)

  • R Berry, M Honig, T Nguyen, V Subramanian, H Zhou, R Vohra
    Market structures for wireless services with shared spectrum, Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton) 2013
  • R Berry, M Honig, T Nguyen, V Subramanian, H Zhou, R Vohra
    On the Nature of Revenue-Sharing Contracts to Incentivize Spectrum-Sharing, INFOCOM 2013
  • Thanh Nguyen, Milan Vojnovic
    Weighted proportional allocation, ACM SIGMETRICS 2011
  • Thanh Nguyen, Eva Tardos
    Approximate pure Nash equilibria via Lovasz local lemma, WINE 2009
  • Thanh Nguyen, Eva Tardos,
    Parallel Imaging Problem, European Symposium on Algorithms 2008
  • Thanh Nguyen, Eva Tardos,
    Approximately maximizing efficiency and revenue in polyhedral environments, EC 2007
  • Ephraim Korach, Thanh Nguyen, and Britta Peis,
    Subgraph characterization of red/blue-split graph and konig egervary graphs. ACM-SIAM SODA 2006.